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Thursday, September 18, 2014

U.S. Waist Sizes Keep Expanding

There is no doubt that belly fat is something that we just don't want! Aside from the fact that it is not a desirable thing to look at -- belly fat is simply bad for us. Research has shown us that abdominal fat is by far worse than fat in other areas of the body.
For one, although our internal organs do need a little "fat cushion" for protection; too much of it can be just detrimental to our health. Simply put, too much fat around essential organs like our kidneys, stomach, liver and heart deters these organs from functioning properly. Also, with the addition of extra weight -- especially around the belly -- there is a higher risk of getting diabetes and heart disease which can lead to premature death.
According to Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, he says "The increase in abdominal obesity in the U.S. population is very worrisome." "The total amount of body fat is important, but the location of the fat is also important," he says. Abdominal fat is particularly dangerous, he says, even in people who are not otherwise obese.
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